Kim Cross is a New York Times Best-Selling author and journalist known for meticulously reported literary nonfiction. A full-time freelance writer, she writes for Nieman Storyboard, Outside, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Southwest magazine, Bicycling, Bike,, and a few newspapers. Her long-form stories have been recognized in “Best of” lists by the Columbia Journalism Review and included in the Best American Sport Writing. Kim’s first book, What Stands in a Storm, chronicles the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded weather, the April 2011 storm that unleashed 349 tornados on 21 states, killing at least 324 people. The book won the Fitzgerald Museum Literary Prize for Excellence in Writing and the American Society of Journalists and Authors nonfiction book award. A Barnes & Noble “Discover” pick, it was named one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2015 and was a finalist in the GoodReads Choice Awards. Kim lives in Boise with her husband and 11-year-old son.